Part 2 couldand was able
In some of the following sentences either could or was ablecould be used. In others only was/were ableis possible. Fill the spaces and put to where necessary before the infinitives.
13 He was very strong; he ... ski all day and dance all night.
14 The car plunged into the river. The driver . . . get out but the passengers were drowned.
15 I was a long way from the stage. I... see all right but I... hear very well. (2nd verb negative)
16 We . . . borrow umbrellas; so we didn't get wet.
17 ... you walk or did they have to carry you?
18 I had no key so I... lock the door, (negative)
19 I knew the town so I ... advise him where to go.
20 When the garage had repaired our car we ... continue our journey.
21 At five years old he ... read quite well.
22 When I arrived everyone was asleep. Fortunately I ... wake my sister and she let me in.
23 The swimmer was very tired but he ... reach the shore before he collapsed.
24 The police were suspicious at first but I... convince them that we were innocent.
Part 3PEG 222 C, 223 B, 283-4
This section includes examples of couldused for polite requests and
as a conditional.
25 ... I speak to Mr Pitt, please? ~
I'm afraid he's out at the moment. . . . you ring back later?
26 If you stood on my shoulders . . . you reach the top of the wall? -No, I'm afraid I... (negative)
27 If I sang . . . you accompany me on the piano? ~ No, I. . ., I. . . play the piano! (negative, negative)
28 If a letter comes for me ... you please forward it to this address?
29 She made the wall very high so that boys . . . climb over it. (negative)
30 They took his passport so that he ... leave the country, (negative)
31 ... you tell me the time, please? ~
I'm afraid I. ... I haven't got a watch, (negative)
32 If you had to, ... you go without food for a week? ~ I suppose I... if I had plenty of water.
33 . . . you lend me £5? ~ No, I... (negative)
34 They used to chain valuable books to library desks so that people . . . take them away, (negative)
35 He says that he saw Clementine drowning but. . . help her as he ... swim, (negative, negative)
36 If you had had the right tools . . . you have repaired the engine?
PEG 127-33, 285, 288, 340
Insert the correct form of may/might except in 10 and 36, where a be allowed form is necessary.
1 It... rain, you'd better take a coat.
2 He said that it... rain.
3 We ... as well stay here till the weather improves.
4 ... I borrow your umbrella?
5 You . . . tell me! (/ think I have a right to know.)
6 Candidates . . . not bring textbooks into the examination room.
7 People convicted of an offence . . . (have a right to) appeal.
8 If he knew our address he ... come and see us.
9 ... I come in? -
10 When he was a child he ... (they Ø him) do exactly as he liked. Ill think I left my glasses in your office. You . . . ask your secretary to
look for them for me. (request)
12 He ... be my brother (I admit that he is) but I don't trust him.
13 I... never see you again.
14 He ... be on the next train. We ... as well wait.
15 If we got there early we ... get a good seat.
16 The police . . . (have a right to) ask a driver to take a breath test.
17 You ought to buy now; prices ... go up.
18 I'll wait a week so that he ... have time to think it over.
19 He isn't going to eat it; I ... as well give it to the dog.
20 You ... at least read the letter. (/ think you should.)
21 You . . . have written. (lam annoyed/disappointed that you didn't.)
22 We'd better be early; there ... be a crowd.
23 Nobody knows how people first came to these islands. They . . . have sailed from South America on rafts.
24 You . . . (have permission to) use my office.
25 He gaid that we ... use his office whenever we liked.
26 I don't think I'll succeed but I... as well try.
27 You ought to go to his lectures, you . . . learn something.
28 If we can give him a blood transfusion we ... be able to save his life.
29 Two parallel white lines in the middle of the road mean that you . . . not overtake.
30 If I bought a lottery ticket I... win £1,000.
31 If you said that, he ... be very offended.
32 I wonder why they didn't go. ~ The weather . . . have been too bad.
33 Warning: No part of this book ... be reproduced without the publisher's permission.
34 He has refused, but he ... change his mind if you asked him again.
35... I see your passport, please?
36 He ... (negative) drive since his accident. (They haven't let him
24 mustand have to
Fill the spaces in the following sentences by inserting must or the present, future, or past form of have to.
1 She . . . leave home at eight every morning at present.
2 Notice in a picture gallery: Cameras, sticks and umbrellas ... be left at the desk.
3 He sees very badly; he ... wear glasses all the time.
4 I... do all the typing at my office.
5 You .. . read this book. It's really excellent.
6 The children . . . play in the streets till their mothers get home from work.
7 She felt ill and ... leave early.
8 Mr Pitt . . . cook his own meals. His wife is away.
9 I hadn't enough money and I... pay by cheque.
10 I never remember his address; I always . .. look it up.
11 Employer: You . . . come to work in time.
12 If you go to a dentist with a private practice you . . . pay him quite a lot of money.
13 Father to small son: You ... do what Mummy says.
14 My neighbour's child . . . practise the piano for three hours a day.
15 Doctor: I can't come now.
Caller: You . . . come; he's terribly ill.
16 English children . . . stay at school till the age of 16.
17 In my district there is no gas laid on. People . . . use electricity for everything.
18 Notice above petrol pump: All engines ... be switched off.
19 Mother to daughter: You . . . come in earlier at night.
20 The shops here don't deliver. We . . . carry everything home ourselves.
21 The buses were all full; I ... get a taxi.
22 Notice beside escalators: Dogs and push chairs ... be carried.
23 'Au pair' girls usually ... do quite a lot of housework.
24 Tell her that she ... be here by six. I insist on it.
25 When a tyre is punctured the driver . . . change the wheel.
26 Park notice: All dogs ... be kept on leads.
27 She . . . learn how to drive when her local railway station is closed.
28 Railway notice: Passengers . . . cross the line by the footbridge.
29 I got lost and . . . ask a policeman the way.
30 Farmers . .. get up early.
31 If you buy that television set you . . . buy a licence for it.
32 When I changed my job I ... move to another flat.
33 Waiters . . . pay tax on the tips that they receive.
34 Father to son: I can't support you any longer; you . . . earn your own
living from now on.
35 Railway notice: Passengers ... be in possession of a ticket.
36 Whenever the dog wants to go out I... get up and open the door.
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